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United Communist Party (Netherlands)

United Communist Party
Leader Engel Modderman
Founded 1999
Split from NPCN
Headquarters Oldambt
Ideology Communism
Political position Far-left
Colours Red Yellow
Politics of the Netherlands
Political parties

Verenigde Communistische Partij (United Communist Party) is a small communist party in the Netherlands, formed in 1999, and mainly based in Oldambt and Pekela. It is a break-away party from the New Communist Party of the Netherlands.


  • History 1
  • Local Elections 2
  • Ideology 3
  • External links 4


The VCP broke from the NCPN because of dissatisfaction with the centralistic command structure of the party, as well as disagreement about whether or not the party should follow a policy of compromise within the city council of Reiderland, in which the NCPN was then represented.

Local Elections

Town council 2002 2006 2009 2014
Scheemda 2 seats 1 seat n/a n/a
Oldambt n/a n/a 2 seats 4 seats
Pekela n/a n/a n/a 1 seat

In the 2006 elections VCP got 707 votes in Scheemda (10%), but lost one of their two seats.

In 2009 the VCP won 1,138 votes (8.5%) and two seats in the new municipality of Oldambt. This increased to 15.8% and 4 seats in 2014.


Politically, the VCP is a straightforward communist party and sees a communist society as its ultimate goal and democratic centralist lines.

External links

  • Party website
  • Party news website
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